While CBD has been growing in popularity, there’s still a lot of misinformation about what it is and what it isn’t. Today we’ll be talking about some of those myths surrounding CBD oils and supplementation so you can be fully informed about CBD products and know that you’re making the right choice for you!
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, which is a natural compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. Used as a supplement, CBD products are flooding the market. You may have heard some conflicting information so let’s get on to the facts!
Myth – You Need A High Dose of CBD
There’s an idea that CBD needs to be taken in large amounts to be effective. This is not true. Your dosage requirements are impacted by several different factors, including your health status, weight, metabolism and frequency and length of time that you’ve been using CBD supplements. This is especially true for full spectrum CBD as it’s highly effective at lower doses. Each individual can use a different amount and you may have to try a few different doses before you find the right one for you.
Myth – Hemp and Marijuana Are The Same
While they come from the same family of plants, their uses, methods of cultivation and functions are entirely different. Marijuana in its whole form is high in THC and is typically used for recreational purposes and is illegal in many places, with the exception of doctor approved medicinal use. Of course this depends on your country of residence. Hemp, which has a higher CBD to THC ratio, is commonly used in dietary supplements, paper, clothing and skincare products.
Myth – All CBD Comes From Marijuana
While CBD extracted from hemp and marijuana are the same on a cellular level, it’s much more common for CBD to be extracted from hemp plants due to their high amounts of CBD. While it is present in marijuana, it’s just not conducive much of the time to harvest it from those plants. Most CBD is harvested from hemp because it’s sustainable and renewable. Hemp has been used in human history for over 10 000 years and is grown for its fiber and seeds.
Myth – CBD Makes You High
CBD is completely non intoxicating and is considered very safe. There may be a chance that it may not agree with you but many people tolerate it perfectly well. It has pretty negligible amounts of THC when processed from the marijuana plant, which is the chemical in marijuana that makes you “high”. It’s the psychoactive chemical responsible for causing an altered state of mind and altered sensory perception.
CBD can be completely isolated from the THC compound, so there’s no chance that you’ll experience any changes in that way. Also, hemp doesn’t have psychoactive chemicals in it and since that’s what most CBD is extracted from, there’s no risk of those effects.
There’s a lot of information out there about CBD and much of it is incorrect. By debunking the myths about CBD, this supplement can gain greater growth for its unique properties! Being informed about any supplement you’re thinking of taking is always the best choice! Ask questions. Read the research. It’s the only way to learn about this amazing product so you can feel confident in trying it for yourself!
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This post was written by Sara Flack
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